Monday, October 15, 2012
Wow, so okay, I haven't blogged in a loooong time!
September was a VERy busy month, an out of town trip to the Smoky Mountains and a wedding for dear, close friends and my 8th wedding anniversary...we were all over the place, and natch, so were my diet and exercise habits!
The good news is that the scale is still moving down, and I've officially lost 15 pounds from when I re-committed in May. That's not a lot, I KNOW, but it IS, considering that I hadn't lost 15 pounds in oh, say, 3 or 4 YEARS of "trying".
I took a break from the gym in September, but have been working on gearing myself back up. I went twice last week, KILLED my legs in an awesome workout last Friday and spent the weekend trying to stretch them out! You'll be glad to know that I got it done, and reported for cardio at 5:30 AM!!
I also signed up for the SP Virtual 5k, which I am "training" for...I've already run a 5k on the tready, and it was hard(and I took (foh-ev-uh), but I am upping my mileage and the duration of my run/walk ratio. I would like to run the whole thing without stopping and should be in good shape to do so by the time the enf of the month rolls around.
That's really it, working out more, and actually eating less junk and more healthfully. I've changed my weight loss goal to reflect where I want to be at the end of the year: 180 pounds. That's 16 pounds in 11 weeks, which amounts to just under a pound and a half a week. It's a little more than what I have been experiencing, but with the holidays creeping up, I've got to aim high or I'll just give up/in and do the whole thing over starting Jan 1....which has gotten me NOWHERE!!!
So breaking it down:
-stick to calorie range 1200-1500
-10 glasses of water, 8 is a given already
-more whole foods, less processed
-3 running workouts, 2 strength EVERY WEEK
-positivity in all things!
I declared to my (tiny, thin, never works out) office mate this morning that "I will be skinny"!!!
(Healthy, happy, in-shape are all implied)
Friday, September 07, 2012
Oh, the strain I have put on my poor 34 year-old knees by carrying this extra weight around for so long! I think they would probably be okay if my office wasn't in a historical home that has steps from the parking lot, steps to the front door and my desk on the second floor. EVERY DAY with the steps!!!
Whine much? I know there are people that live in homes with steps, but I don't and my knees don't take kindly to all this up and down after running and strength training. And I'm not overdoing it, I promise! Crunch, crunch, crunch...I can hear them!
BUT...it's all worth the crunchy knees. I'm keeping my eye on the long-term prize. I've lost a few pounds, but you've got to hold on to those non-scale victories because the SOB isn't budging this week! I feel better as a whole, feel "slimmer" even though my weight is basically been the same for the past month.
I received a trophy for 1000 fitness minutes last month and I couldn't believe it...that brings my 5-year total to about 2000 minutes LMAO.
My husband has taken to calling me the "Workout Warrior" and even though he likes to tease, I can tell he's proud of me, and that feels really good :) I know that my body is changing and getting stronger and I'm healthier every day, and I love that. Now I just have to keep going to SEE the changes! That's what it's all about.
Have a great weekend, Sparkfriends!!!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Whew! I have been packing in the fit-NASS the past few days! Gym workout Friday and this morning and a KILLER hour of Zumba on Saturday!! Yes, for me, that's packing it in :)
I have picked my first 5k as the YMCA's Trick or Trot on October 26. It's a night race, and they want costumes, so I'll have to think of something funny and wearable for a 5k. I found a training plan online that is a good fit for me...I'm kind of past the beginning stages of C25K, my last uninterrupted run was 17 minutes/little over a mile. I don't think I could go back to jog/walk increments in the short bursts at the beginning of C25k, so I'm gonna give this thing a whirl! It's by Hal Higdon, I have no idea who that is, but it's 3 runs, a long walk and 1 mandatory rest day. The other 2 days are rest or run/walk, but I'll be using those as strength training days.
I'm actually excited to have a race to train for and a training plan! NOW it's time to get this nutrition in order!!! I have been steadily losing, but I've been losing VERY slowly due to my ability to stay within my calorie range but still not eat the RIGHT foods. Meal planning and workout planning are on the agenda for today!
Onward and DOWNWARD!!!
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